Christmas Cactus Crochet Pattern

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Hi everyone! How adorable is this little Christmas Cactus! It is adorable. You can transform it into a keychain or an ornament. It works really quickly! I made it for my son and my husband who had a Christmas party with a plants swap. We didn’t have any plants to swap, so I made them one!

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Crochet Pattern Christmas Cactus 

 
Material:

  • Yarn calling for 5.5 mm hook in green and brown (and a tiny amount of pink for the cheeks); in red and white (for Santa’s hat)
  • Size 3.5 mm crochet hook.
  • 2 black safety eyes (7.5 mm)
  • Stitch markers (if needed)
  • cotton thread in black (for the mouth) and white (for the under eyes)
  • Tapestry needle
  • 2 pipe cleaners (for the inside of the arms)
  • 1 small white pompom (for Santa’s hat)
  • 1 small pot (the one I used was: 2 inches tall, diameter at the top: 2.25 inches, diameter at the bottom: 1.25 inches

Abbreviations:

  • chain (ch)
  • magic ring (mr)
  • single crochet (sc)
  • increase (inc)
  • invisible decrease (dec)
  • slip stitch (sl st)
  • half double crochet (hdc)
  • double crochet (dc)

Pattern: How to crochet a Christmas Cactus?


The arms (make 2) – Crochet Pattern Christmas Cactus.

With a 3.5 mm crochet and green yarn.

    • Round 1: start 6 sc in a magic ring. (6)
    • Round 2: [1 sc, 1 inc] x3. (9)
    • Rounds 3-9: [1 sc in all st]. (9)

Cut the yarn but leave a long tail for sewing.  Keep the arms for later.


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The cactus – Crochet Pattern Christmas Cactus.

With a 3.5 mm crochet and green yarn.

    • Round 1: start 6 sc in a magic ring. (6)
    • Round 2: [6 inc]. (12)
    • Round 3: [1 sc, 1 inc] x6. (18)
    • Rounds 4-20: [1 sc in all st]. (18)

Place and fix the eyes between Rounds 9 and 10, spaced by 3 st.

With your tapestry needle and a double strand of the black cotton thread, make a smile (base of the smile between rounds 12 and 13 – top of the smile between rounds 11 and 12).

With the pink yarn, make 2 little stitches for the cheeks between rounds 11 and 12, over 1 stitch

Facultative: With your tapestry needle and 2 strands of white cotton thread, make a little white stitch under each eye).

Crochet Pattern Christmas Cactus

Fill the body and keep filling as you go.

Fold the pipe cleaners in half and insert one in each arm. Insert the pipe cleaners in the cactus (between rounds 15 and 16). Twist the parts inside the cactus. Sew the arms to the body. The pipe cleaners will stay in the body, surrounded by the filling.

Crochet Pattern Christmas Cactus

Keep working on the body:

  • Rounds 21-25: [1 sc in all st]. (18)

Change for the brown yarn (note: you may want to adapt the following part to the size of your pot, in order to make sure it fits the pot properly)

  • Round 26: working in the back loop only: [2 sc, 1 inc] x6. (24)
  • Round 27: [3 sc, 1 inc] x6. (30)

Check if you need to make more increases (if you have a larger pot) or less increases (if you have a smaller pot). Contact me if you have any questions.

  • Round 28: working in the back loop only: [1 sc in all]. (30)
  • Round 29: [1 sc in all]. (30)
  • Round 30: [3 sc, 1 dec] x6. (24)
  • Round 31: [2 sc, 1 dec] x6. (18)
  • Rounds 32-35: [1 sc in all st]. (18)
  • Round 31: [1 sc, 1 dec] x6. (12)

Fill the soil. Close the soil.

Place the cactus in the pot (I used a little bit of glue to fix it).

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The hat – Santa Claus Amigurumi Pattern

With a 3.5 mm crochet and red yarn.

  • Round 1: start 4 sc in a magic ring. (4)
  • Round 2: [1 sc, 1 inc] x2. (6)
  • Round 3: [1 sc in all st]. (6)
  • Round 4: [1 sc, 1 inc] x3. (9)
  • Round 5: [1 sc in all st]. (9)
  • Round 6: [2 sc, 1 inc] x3. (12)
  • Round 7: [1 sc in all st]. (12)
  • Round 8: [3 sc, 1 inc] x3. (15)
  • Round 9: [1 sc in all st]. (15)
  • Round 10: [4 sc, 1 inc] x3. (18)
  • Round 11: [1 sc in all st]. (18)
  • Round 12: [5 sc, 1 inc] x3. (21)
  • Round 13: [1 sc in all st]. (21)
  • Round 14: [6 sc, 1 inc] x3. (24)
  • Round 15: [1 sc in all st]. (24)

Change for the white yarn.

  • Round 16: [24 dc]. (24)
  • Round 17: [front post/back post dc all around]. (24)

Cut the yarn and fasten off.

Fold the hat and make a little stitch with your tapestry needle and the red yarn to make sure it stays like that.

Glue a white pompom on the hat.

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Crochet Pattern Christmas Cactus

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